1st Symptom- Watery Shut Eye, then death

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by trilliumridgefarm, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. trilliumridgefarm

    trilliumridgefarm New Egg

    Sep 5, 2010
    I am losing 2-3 pullets/hens a week from this. I thought it was the heat, but this past week has been much cooler and they are still dying. Can anyone help me identify the problem? They have one eye that is shut and has a thick clear mucus coming out, they are lethargic, then they die.
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    If you are losing birds to this illness, and it's main symptoms are respiratory/eye- you need to get one or more tested to find out what you are dealing with- then you will know how to treat (or if it is treatable). What state or country are you in? You may have free or inexpensive testing in your area.


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